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Published:September 6th, 2007 05:52 EST
Israeli Jets Forced out of Syria

Israeli Jets Forced out of Syria

By SOP newswire

Syria said Thursday that its air defenses repulsed Israeli jets that had entered its airspace at dawn, the official SANA news agency reported.

SANA quoted an army spokesman as saying that the Israeli planes penetrated Syrian airspace from the Mediterranean Sea heading towards the northeast.

The report said that Syrian air defenses fired at the incoming Israeli planes after the warplanes dropped ammunition, adding that no any damage or casualty was caused in the incident.

"The Syrian Arab Republic warns the government of the Israeli enemy against this aggressive action and reserves the right to respond in a way it deems appropriate," said the report.

Peace talks between arch-foes Syria and Israel, still technically at a state of war, foundered in 2000 over the fate of the strategic Golan Heights, occupied by the Jewish state in the 1967 Middle East war.

Source: Xinhua